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Dave Liebman Group: Expansions Live

Read "Expansions Live" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Registrato dal vivo (a Seattle, Pittsburgh e Duluth) fra l'ottobre 2014 e l'ottobre 2015, questo doppio album ci offre un'istantanea attuale di Dave Liebman e del gruppo che ne supporta i più recenti appetiti creativi. La singolarità è che il quintetto che ha realizzato l'opera si sdoppia su due profili: acustico (primo CD) ed elettrico (secondo ...

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Dave Liebman Group: Expansions Live

Read "Expansions  Live" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For those that know soprano saxophonist David Liebman's latest group Expansions from their first two studio albums, Samsara and The Puzzle, the double CD Expansions Live will be the lodestone for this quintet (Liebman, reedman Matt Vashlishan, keyboardist Bobby Avey, bassist Tony Marino and drummer Alex Ritz).

Playing a few of the tunes from ...

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Dave Liebman Group: Expansions - The Puzzle

Read "Expansions - The Puzzle" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato nella primavera del 2015, The Puzzle documenta il lavoro dell'attuale gruppo di Dave Liebman, Expansions, composto da uno storico collaboratore del sassofonista, il bassista Tony Marino, e da giovani musicisti che--con l'eccezione del batterista -contribuiscono tutti alle composizioni.

Quattro di queste sono infatti di Liebman, due dell'ancista Matt Vashlishan, due di Marino e ...

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Dave Liebman Group: Half Moon Bay, California, September 26, 2010

Read "Dave Liebman Group: Half Moon Bay, California, September 26, 2010" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Dave Liebman Group
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, California, USA
September 26, 2010

On Sunday, September 26, 2010, the award-winning Dave Liebman Group--Liebman on soprano sax and a small wooden flut;, Vic Juris on acoustic and electric guitar; Tony Marino on electric bass; and Marko Marcinko on drums and percussion--strode on stage, ready ...

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Dave Liebman Group, Ottawa, Canada, April 24, 2008

Read "Dave Liebman Group, Ottawa, Canada, April 24, 2008" reviewed by John Kelman

Dave Liebman Group
Cafe Paradiso
Ottawa, Canada
April 24, 2008


Aside from the annual TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival, it's rare that Ottawans get to experience a group that has, for many years, successfully brought together a lifetime's worth of experience into a sound encompassing all ...

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Dave Liebman Group: Conversation

Read "Conversation" reviewed by John Kelman

When an artist has as a wide musical viewpoint as saxophonist Dave Liebman, and has released so many albums in a 35-year career that touch on so many aspects of jazz--big band to solo, highly structured to free, acoustic to electric--one would think that there'd be little chance of surprise left.

Wrong. Released in '03, Conversation--featuring ...

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Dave Liebman Group: In a Mellow Tone

Read "In a Mellow Tone" reviewed by John Kelman

Don't let the title of Dave Liebman's latest disc, In a Mellow Tone, fool you. While the ambience is generally more relaxed than his usual fare, this is no easy-going collection of standards; instead what we have is an album that, for all its mellifluous aspirations, has a subtle intensity, and a certain feeling that all ...